Volunteering at Thetford Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Thetford Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day.

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Tuesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Wednesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Thursday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Friday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Sunday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon
Sat Nav Postcode: IP27 0AF
By Car

Thetford Forest is located on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk in the heart of Breckland in East Anglia. Major roads leading to Thetford Forest are the M11 from London, the A11 from Norwich or Newmarket and the A14 from Cambridge or Ipswich.

Recomended map - Ordnance Survey Explorer 229 - Thetford Forest in the Brecks.

OS Grid Ref
TL 807 864

52.464655, 0.6674579

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Parking is free at our car parks with the exception of the High Lodge Visitor and St Helen's picnic site where charges do apply.  

Parking Charges

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Parking is free at our car parks with the exception of the High Lodge Visitor and St Helen's picnic site where charges do apply.  

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

BBQ
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

What can I do?

We have a range of opportunities to get involved including:

Volunteer site wardens

Thetford has a number of picnic sites which are fantastic gateways to explore the wider forest. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help look after these sites as site wardens.  You would be required to inspect the site regularly, litter pick and report back any maintenance issues to the Forestry Commission. Site wardens are essential to making Thetford a welcoming place for visitors.

 

Volunteer Trail Inspectors

We have a number of waymarked walking trails around Thetford Forest and High Lodge which need regular inspections. The Friends of Thetford Forest work with the Forestry Commission to help inspect these trails. This is important to ensure the trails are well maintained by reporting any problems to the Forestry Commission. Trails range from 2 to 5 miles in length and you can choose a trail which is convenient to you to walk and check.  

 

Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers are members of the Friends of Thetford Forest who meet up on the third Sunday of each month at different locations around Thetford Forest. They carry out hands on practical tasks to benefit Thetford's amazing wildlife and habitats.   

 

Lynford Arboretum Group

The Lynford Arboretum Group are members of the Friends of Thetford Forest who carry out practical horticultural tasks in the Arboretum. They help to nurture and improve the shrub layer and make it a welcoming place for visitors.  

Visit the Friends of Thetford Forest website for more details.